Making Decisions Takes Wisdom, Courage, & Faith

Do you struggle to make decisions? I'm not talking about moral decisions that have an obvious right or wrong answer but about arbitrary ones. And not unimportant ones like what's for dinner, but big ones like which city to live in or which job to take. The kind of choices that will impact your life but … Continue reading Making Decisions Takes Wisdom, Courage, & Faith

Biblical Worldview

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7 As Moses … Continue reading Biblical Worldview

Never too far gone for forgiveness

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29 It was time for Moses to give one of his final speeches to the Israelites as they were getting ready to cross over into the … Continue reading Never too far gone for forgiveness

Making wise decisions

Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. - Proverbs 2:2 One of the things I've always struggled with is understanding how to know the will of God in a particular situation.  I hear people insist that they just know that a decision they have made is the will of God and I wonder; "How … Continue reading Making wise decisions

Spiritual wisdom and understanding

As I read through the Bible, I often discover specific things I can pray for.  It's a powerful thing to pray Scripture! One of the passages that I discovered for prayer is the first chapter of Colossians. Paul lets the people of the church at Colosse know that he and his companions are praying consistently … Continue reading Spiritual wisdom and understanding

Not everything is beneficial

"I have the right to do anything," you say - but not everything is beneficial. - 1 Corinthians 6:12 Some of the best things about birthdays as you grow up are all the "rights" you start to accumulate. At 13-years old you earn the right to watch certain movies and play certain video games . … Continue reading Not everything is beneficial

Good things in…

How important are our entertainment choices? Does it really matter what we watch? What we listen to? What we read?  After all, we won't let the things we see or hear impact the way we act! Will we? The Bible warns us about what we put in and how it will impact what comes out. … Continue reading Good things in…

The Tempting Lie

Does God want us to have fun? I 100% believe that.  God created our bodies to smile and if you have noticed, we are much more attractive when we do. Our smiles light up our whole face. And God created laughter and gave our minds the capacity to see humor.  He created the very hormones … Continue reading The Tempting Lie

Loving discipline

I've often heard it said that God doesn't "punish" people. But is that really true? And if it is - does that mean we shouldn't expect consequences for our poor choices? As a parent - I know that I must step in and correct my children's behavior when necessary to help them learn not to … Continue reading Loving discipline